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Medical Term:

deep branch


branch that passes deeply, beneath, or farther from surface; usually in contrast to a superficial branch. Terminologica Anatomica lists deep branches of the lateral planter nerve, medial circumflex femoral artery, medial plantar artery, radial nerve, superior gluteal artery, transverse cervical artery, and ulnar nerve.

Synonym(s): ramus profundusTA

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